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100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1013 (Palos Verdes Drive)
+1 310-265-2836
17:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent an evening with friends at Mar'sel at Terranea. Wonderful food, service and general ambience. Also lovely wine experience.

Thank K5741MNlindaw
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive and worth it! We can easily spend $200-plus for a nice dinner for two here, because the wine list is pricey. But the view is amazing, the service excellent, the food outstanding! Best fine dining on the Palos Verdes peninsula.

Thank Jobeth M
Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there during our stay and we sat out in the patio. We watch the orange moon rose from the horizon while we feast and it was beautiful. The bread baked in house was incredible. We ordered a scallop appetizer and it was so flavorful. it is a bit different from flavor that one usually get at other restaurant.... More 

Thank I_love_SF
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here the other night as a large group. The service wasn't bad. I had expected so much more of the food. Starter salad was ok. The risotto appetizer not bad. Many of us had the scallops - which left us quite disappointed - many plates went back with scallops still on them. Over all an average to... More 

Thank charles h
San Diego
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A solid meal, although lamb was served rare even though ordered medium rare. Rather pricey....especially appetizers. Nice romantic venue at Terranea.

Thank SanDiegoW_traveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I have been on many business trips - and set a high bar for service. This resort and in particular this restaurant has to be one of the top 5 best places I've experienced. I ate here 2x this week. Once with a large group (approx 60 ppl) and again last night with 25 ppl. Both evenings were magnificent. Beef... More 

Thank Lisa W
Hermosa Beach, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Each year my husband tries to make my birthday a memorable event. This year he took me to Mar'sel for my 70th birthday. The dining room was loving. We had a 7pm reservation. I understand the day time view is magnificent. It might have been nice if there was outside lighting on a garden or something for an evening view.... More 

Thank Pam T
Woodland Hills, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

elegant and great ambiance. service is outstanding and attentive. overall the food is good except for the short ribs that we ordered was a bit too sweet. the house made ice cream is to die for. very enjoyable!

Thank akpwong
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The service is always excellent, and the food is wonderful. We almost always request outside seating so we can enjoy the ocean view. The outdoor fire pit is a great area to have a cocktail or a glass of wine. We always enjoy dining at Mar'sel's!

Thank tammyryu
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I and a friend enjoyed a perfectly delightful dinner at mar'sel last week. This restaurant has everything going for it: sophisticated, delicious food; friendly, professional service; grandly elegant dining rooms and a truly drop-dead gorgeous outside eating area. This is a wow restaurant on every level, worthy of the fabulous, exciting Terranea resort. Our beautiful and good-humored... More 

Thank Mary G

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Terranea Way, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-1013
    (Palos Verdes Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: +1 310-265-2836
  • This restaurant is at Terranea Resort

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